Obituary in The Evening Item, Richmond, Indiana, Friday, August 11, 1905:A Pioneer of Preble:The Death of Christian Flora at the Age of Eighty, One Years:Life Long Farmer:He Was Conspicuous in Affairs of His County for More Than a Half Century:Eaton, O., Aug 11--Christian Flora who, a short time since suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home on West Decatur street, died yesterday, at the age of 81 years. The life of Mr. Flora, with the exception of the past year, had been spent on a farm in Preble county.He was an enterprising agriculturalist, and was possessed of considerable wealth.Mr. Flora had a wide acquaintance, and his sterling worth, christianity, and kind-heartedness made him respected by all.He was one of the pioneers of the county, having removed here in 1848, and thus became a fountain-head of early history.He was a stalwart Republican, and voted with that party ever since its organization. Mr. Flora had for a number of years been one of the leading members of the Christian church, at which place the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. G. F. Burnett, of Muncie, Ind., and the Rev. Hugh A. Smith, of Eaton.The burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery. Besides his wife, Mr. Flora leaves four children: Edwin E. of Medford, Okla.; Mrs. Alvina F. Deem, of Eaton; Perry C. Flora of West Florence; and Mrs. Anna B. Rehfuss of Eaton.